Carol Johnson stepped forward Wednesday, to tell her story of repeated harassment from Rep. Dan Kirby (R-Tulsa). The Oklahoman filed this report from her testimony before the House Rules special subcommittee, formed to respond to concerns about previous legislatures and the former Speaker of the House, Jeff Hickman.
"It made me feel terrible," Carol Johnson, 37, of Norman, told The Oklahoman on Wednesday. "You feel very ashamed. ... It makes you doubt your worth."
Johnson said Kirby, R-Tulsa, repeatedly asked her for nude photos of herself and made constant unwelcome remarks about her body and attire. She said, at his request, she once accompanied him and another man in 2013 to an Oklahoma City strip club.
Johnson spoke Wednesday afternoon for more than an hour to the special House committee that is investigating Kirby and Rep. Will Fourkiller, D-Stilwell.
Read the full report in the Oklahoman.
Johnson denies that she and Kirby were ever in a personal relationship. She said she did send him nude photos to keep a job she needed to provide for her children.
"Regretfully, I did comply sometimes," she said. "If I did not comply with his requests, he was very difficult to work for. So, sometimes, it was in order to keep the peace, sometimes, because I felt my position was threatened."